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Darwin vs Hong Kong
Drw vs Hkg

Average net salary (After tax)

Hong Kong
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Drw
Outside city centre
Hkg
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hkg
Drw
Outside city centre
Hkg
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hkg
Drw
Outside city centre
Hkg
Drw

Mortgage rates

Hong Kong
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Hong Kong
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hkg
Drw

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hkg
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hkg
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hkg
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Hong Kong
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hkg
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hkg
Drw
White bread 500g
Hkg
Drw
Eggs 12
Hkg
Drw
White rice 1kg
Hkg
Drw

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Hong Kong
Darwin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hkg
Drw
Beef round 1kg
Hkg
Drw
Local cheese 1kg
Hkg
Drw

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hkg
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Hkg
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Hkg
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hkg
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Hkg
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Hkg
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Hong Kong
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Hong Kong are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hkg
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Hkg
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Hkg
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Hong Kong
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hkg
Drw

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hkg
Drw

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hkg
Drw
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hkg
Drw

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Hong Kong
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hkg $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth